French Toast & Ranji's Eggplant Pickle

I wanted to make french toast for breakfast this weekend, but was out of syrup, so I improvised with some plain sugar. I took whole wheat flax bread, to make it healthier, and soaked it in a mixture of eggs, cream, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. I cooked it on a non-stick skillet, and when the one side was cooked, I flipped it and sprinkled white sugar on the cooked side... After the other side cooked, I flipped it again, and let the sugar caramelize while the other side cooked. I then flipped it and repeated with sugar on the other side. This turned out so good I doubt I will use syrup again... and I can imagine it was actually less sugar than pouring syrup all over and scooping it up with every bite. Even my daughter enjoyed it... She never even asked for syrup.


Now, onto a recipe I tried this week and fell in LOVE with!!! Ranji over at Ranji's Kitchen Corner shared her eggplant pickle recipe, and it sure looked amazing on the post, so I had to try it. Everybody loved it, my daughter did so much that when we ran out of roti's, she at it on buns! We are finishing the leftovers tonight with some rice. The funny thing is, my daughter always says she hates eggplant, so I don't tell her that's what the vegetable is, and she eats it up... and ALWAYS talks about how much she loves the taste of the "vegetable". Thanks, Ranji for your awesome recipe!

19 comments:

Cham said...

Ranji's pickle looks absolutely delicous so u re tricking the little one to make eat brinjal, great!

Varunavi said...

Eggplant pickle looks delicous.I love eggplant in any form.

Dershana said...

you really seem in love with spicy Indian food :-)

srikars kitchen said...

Sounds delicious.. nice entry & great click..

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Cham... I trick her into all kinds of foods, my mom did it to me, too :)

~ Thanks, Varunavi!

~ Yes, I am, Dershana :)

~ Thanks, Srikar!

n33ma said...

Pickle looks delicious!

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Looks delicious! spicy and tangy.. too good!

kahliyalogue said...

I do love Eggplant,and this is yet another great way to experience it,as I also love pickle,so I will give it a try!And oh..you remind me of my mom when I was a kid,she also used to play those tricks on me..! :))

sriharivatsan said...

Am wondered by your love on Indian food Meeso..G8 that u r trying each and every dish u like..Pickle looks yummy and mouthwatering..

meeso said...

~ Thanks, n33ma, Madhu, and Kahliyalogue!

~ Sriharivatsan, I have been in love with Indian food since the first time I tasted it years ago!

Sia said...

now i am seriously craving for that eggplant pickle. gr8 job done messo :)

A_and_N said...

that WAS creative! Lovely looking breakfast :)

Navita said...

tht pickle sure looks good..yum!

Vcuisine said...

Missed you. This pickle sounds interesting Meeso. Glad to know that unlike modern kids your daughter is showing interest in cooking. Good luck and my best wishes to her. Viji

meeso said...

~ Thanks Sia, A and N, and Navita!

~ It's nice to see you back, Viji... I have missed your posts!

Adlak's tiny world said...

eggplant pickle...meeso u r rcoking with southIndian recipes... its so delectable and awesome click.

Uma said...

pickle looks so mouth-watering Meeso! Of course french toast looks great too! So nice of you to try recipes from different bloggers. :)

Namratha said...

Ohhh yumm! I love French toast and haven't made any lately....your post is making me crave some. Eggplant pickle is something new to me.

Kevin said...

It has been too long since I last had french toast!